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Genghis Khan

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Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known, whose empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe, including all of China, the Middle East and Russia. So how did an illiterate nomad rise to such colossal power, eclipsing Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Napoleon? Credited by some with paving the way for the Renaissance, condemned by others for being the most heinous murderer in history, who was Genghis Khan? His actual name was Temujin, and the story of his success is that of the Mongol people: a loose collection of fractious tribes who tended livestock, considered bathing taboo and possessed an unparallelled genius for horseback warfare. United under Genghis, a strategist of astonishing cunning and versatility, they could dominate any sedentary society they chose.Combining fast-paced accounts of battles with rich cultural background and the latest scholarship, Frank McLynn brings vividly to life the strange world of the Mongols, describes Temujin's rise from boyhood outcast to become Genghis Khan, and provides the most accurate and absorbing account yet of one of the most powerful men ever to have lived.

Hardback, black covered boards with red title on spine. One small stain on lower edge of pages. dust jacket clean and slightly worn on lower edge of spine.

Item details

Added value:
Very Good Condition
Author(s):
McLynn, Frank
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 x 4.5 cms
Edition:
First, 2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224072900
ISBN-13:
9780224072908
Number of pages:
646
Publisher:
The Bodley Head
Title:
Genghis Khan

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Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known, whose empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe, including all of China, the Middle East and Russia. So how did an illiterate nomad rise to such colossal power, eclipsing Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Napoleon? Credited by some with paving the way for the Renaissance, condemned by others for being the most heinous murderer in history, who was Genghis Khan? His actual name was Temujin, and the story of his success is that of the Mongol people: a loose collection of fractious tribes who tended livestock, considered bathing taboo and possessed an unparallelled genius for horseback warfare. United under Genghis, a strategist of astonishing cunning and versatility, they could dominate any sedentary society they chose.Combining fast-paced accounts of battles with rich cultural background and the latest scholarship, Frank McLynn brings vividly to life the strange world of the Mongols, describes Temujin's rise from boyhood outcast to become Genghis Khan, and provides the most accurate and absorbing account yet of one of the most powerful men ever to have lived.

Hardback, black covered boards with red title on spine. One small stain on lower edge of pages. dust jacket clean and slightly worn on lower edge of spine.

Added value:
Very Good Condition
Author(s):
McLynn, Frank
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 x 4.5 cms
Edition:
First, 2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224072900
ISBN-13:
9780224072908
Number of pages:
646
Publisher:
The Bodley Head
Title:
Genghis Khan

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